Technology Allowance Program

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Technology Allowance Program

The Choctaw Nation offers a one-time technology allowance of $500.00 to Choctaw tribal members throughout the United States who are currently working toward a minimum of an associate degree at an accredited institution. The one-time allowance is to be used toward technology purchases ONLY at select technology retailers. Funds are limited and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. The yearly application will open on the 3rd Monday of January at 8:00 a.m. CST and stay open until funding limits have been met.

 

Eligibility:

  • Student must hold a valid Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card and valid Choctaw Nation tribal membership. 

  • Student must possess a high school diploma or equivalency and be pursuing, at minimum, an associate degree.

  • Student must have completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours overall. Zero-level courses DO NOT count unless the institution counts them.

  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours for the current spring term.

  • Student must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for the preceding Fall grading period or semester.

Ineligibility:

  • Students who are enrolled in a certification, license, technical or trade school program are not eligible for the Technology Allowance Program. Students must be seeking a degree (associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral).

  • Concurrent students (students currently in high school who are enrolled in college courses) are not eligible.

  • Students who have previously received the technology allowance or students who were funded under the College Computer Distribution Program.

  • Students who are attending schools that do not issue grades or GPA’s.

 

Required documentation for application submission:

  • Current spring semester schedule stating: student name, institution name, course descriptions and credit hours to be earned per course.

    • Block schedules and degree audits will not be accepted.

  • Complete up to date transcript stating: Student name, institution name, all completed courses and semesters with grades, credit hours earned and GPAs.

    • Students who are on non-traditional semesters or have alternative grading scales or credit hours or equivalencies are required to include adequate documentation stating this information from their institution along with their transcripts.

    • Degree audits will not be accepted.

    • Graduate students, with less than 12 hours completed in their program, are required to submit their complete undergraduate transcript(s).

 

Application processing time is 6-8 weeks from the date of application submission.

Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program

 1-800-522-6170 ext: 4241 or 6079.